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zona norte, tijuana

visité tijuana puramente para ver un amigo mío que vive allí, sin un conocimiento previo o un interés particular soble la ciudad. pero las vidas y artes que ví allí han sido unas experiencias conmovedoras...

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N 9 B 898 C 10 E Nov 8, 2009 F Nov 8, 2009
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View On White

Tags:   d300 nikon nikkor 105mm VR mirada migrante Guillermo Buelna Tijuana

N 7 B 11.0K C 1 E Oct 1, 2003 F Sep 8, 2009
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Street girl (hooker, known in Mexican Spanish as una paradita, "a standing girl") outside a telephone shop (for placing telephone calls, not buying phones...) in Tijuana, BCN, Mexico, in the Zona Norte. Taken in 2003 by a Nikkormat FT2 with a 50mm f/1.4 Nikkor-S non-AI lens. Exposure and film type (400 ISO, though - the Nikkormat has never had any other ISO put thru it!) long forgotten! Cropped.

There used to be a lot of these "telephone shops" in Tijuana, but they've mostly gone out of business with the cell phone revolution. (It used to be very difficult to get a land-line in TJ... it took years on a waiting list, for no apparent reason! [without a subtle mordita, {bribe} that is! Wink, Wink, Nudge, Nudge, Know what I mean?...])

Do NOT use the term "puta" to, or within the hearing of, one of these girls: (certainly not if you "party" with her, or plan to...) it is the equivalent of "Whore" in English, only even more demeaning.

Location is Calle Primera between Aveñada Revolución and Aveñada Constitución

Tags:   Street Girl Nikkormat FT2 geotagged Zona Norte Tijuana, BCN, Mexico

N 7 B 2.7K C 0 E Jan 1, 2004 F Feb 18, 2010
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Adelita Bar, (AB to Tijuana regulars...) a hooker bar in the Zona Norte of Tijuana, BCN, Mexico, after dark in 2004. Taken by a Nikkormat FT2 with a Nikkor 50mm ƒ 1.4 non-AI lens on Kodak Max 400, exposure long forgotten, possibly 1/15th sec at ƒ 1.4 ... Print scanned into computer, negative missing...

Faces delibrately blurred...

Note that "Adelita's Bar" is incorrect, although widely used: "Adelita" is a name out of Mexican legend, and no one by that name has ever been an owner of the bar. (I'm not saying that no one named Adelita has ever worked there, but that the possessive is incorrect!)

I think one of the hotel maids is coming out of the next-door (on right) hooker hot-sheet hotel...

Tags:   Adelita Bar geotagged Nikkormat FT2 Zona Norte Tijuana, BCN, Mexico Gold 400

N 4 B 4.9K C 10 E Sep 10, 2002 F Sep 14, 2009
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Street girls (and assorted men, including at least one TJ cop [see note]...) outside the Miami Bar in Tijuana, BCN, Mexico on September 10, 2001. Taken by an Olympus OM-1MD with the Zuiko 50mm F/1.8 lens. Exposure and film type long forgotten! Scanned from a print...

The area extreme left is where the Hong Kong Club Callejon Coahuilla entrance is: just beyond the group of guys talking to the cop.

Note that his picture was taken in 2002 - both the entrance to the Miami bar and the entrance to the Hong Kong Club have been re-modeled since then, and the sidewalk has been re-laid and widened in the decade since then... ¡the only constant is the presence of the paraditas! (I'm pretty sure that the car isn't on the road any longer, either...)

These girls are definitely hookers... (known in Mexican Spanish as a Paradita "standing girl") I was propositioned by most of them after this shot was taken! (as I recall)

Useful hint: (see my first comment below for reason) when taking pictures of TJ hookers on the street with an SLR, DO NOT raise the camera to your eye: scale focus, (or use the hyperfocal distance, if you know what that is for your lens and ƒ-stop...) and take the shot from the waist (this shot was...) or from the hip. A TLR (if you have one...) (or other camera with a waist-level finder...) will let you shoot much more discreetly, but you can't take forever focusing... and the girls will eventually catch on to what you're doing. A wide-angle lens will get more girls in one shot... (of course, this whole paragraph is irrelevant if you have an auto-focus camera [except the comment about the wide-angle lens])

Tags:   Street Girl geotagged Zona Norte Tijuana, BCN, Mexico Olympus OM-1MD


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